Situating Early Residential Schools in Settler Canadian Society

June 1, 2021

Situating Early Residential Schools in Settler Canadian Society

The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) and Know History will be co-hosting the upcoming virtual panel: Situating Early Residential Schools in Settler Canadian Society.

Join us on June 15, at 12:00 PM EST.
The event will be held virtually over Zoom, is free to attend, and everyone is welcome!

Discussion about Canada’s Indian Residential Schools often suggest that these harmful institutions operated behind closed doors and therefore outside the public’s knowledge. This panel presentation will demonstrate how Residential Schools were openly integrated into settler Canadian society.
The four presentations will draw on Edward Francis Wilson’s archives and biography to critically examine the early development of the Indian Residential School system. This includes an overview of how Wilson’s papers were digitally archived by the SRSC using community informed access protocols, digitization best practices, and community created metadata. We will also discuss Wilson’s fundraising networks and the additional -- albeit failed -- school that he hoped to build at Medicine Hat. Finally, the panel will explore the diverse and contested ways Wilson’s actions were regarded and recorded by the public.

We look forward to gathering with you all virtually on June 15th. Please share this event with your friends, family, and your community!

Trigger Warning: We acknowledge that the information that will be shared in this virtual panel can be triggering and result in unpleasant thoughts and feelings. We encourage you to practice self care and reach out to your community for support. You can contact the Indian Residential School Survivors Society toll-free 1 (800) 721-0066 or 24hr Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419 if you require emotional support or assistance.

Event Details

Topic Panel: Situating Early Residential Schools in Settler Canadian Society
Time: Jun 15, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Event Chair: Alison Norman, Senior Historian - Indigenous History at Know History

Panel Participants:
● Krista McCracken, Archivist at Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre
● Natalie Cross and Thomas Peace from Huron University College
● Jane Griffith, Assistant Professor at Ryerson University
● Skylee-Storm Hogan, Associate at Know History

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